Monday, September 6, 2010

Pre-Ordered Sermon?

Have you ever had the feeling sitting in church that the pastor is talking directly to you?  I know, I know, if they are good at their job you are supposed to feel like that, but that is not what I mean.  I literally leaned over to Chad during the sermon yesterday and said, have you and Vaughn been talking?  Did you ask him to preach directly to me? 
Yikes, here it is, I am going to lay it out there... I know you are going to find this unbelievable, but.... sometimes I struggle with priorities, I know, shocker right?  I just always have the feeling that things need to be done and I am not a half ass kind of girl (pardon my language, but I couldn't think of a better way to say it.)  If I am going to do something I am going to do it, and I am going to be awesome at it.   (For those of you who remember this would be why the one lowly B on my transcript in all of my graduate studies nearly sent me to the asylum.)  When I work, I work; I don't do much sitting and I really don't do well without a schedule.  This is probably the thing that drives Chad crazy the most.
So here we sit, in church, the early service (already out of our comfort zone), listening to a sermon and I am thinking jeez, really Chad, did you have to ask for this sermon, I feel like our seat near the back is not far enough way, can everyone tell that Vaughn is speaking directly to me?  His sermon today was titled, "Solid Ground in Shaky Times; Significance, not Success."  (FYI, you can catch our church's sermons via the website or podcast, Here is the basis of it all, when you look back through the years on your time, what is significant, what is important.  Will my kids remember me tucking them in at night or will they remember that I had rehearsals?  Am I spending quality time with them when we are together?  What are my priorities?  I know that I am being harder on myself than is necessary with this, but it sure did get me thinking.... So here is my challenge (we will see if anyone actually reads this,) what did you do that was significant this week???  Don't be shy.....

1 comment:

  1. I think as a Mom as well as a working Mom we all struggle with this. The pull to be all things to everyone all the time with not losing ourselves or interests in the mean time. Just make sure that you take time to enjoy the times that you do have together. One thing Gavin has always said and I think is true is that "it is not the quantity of time that you spend with your children it is the quality of that time". Love you!!